Tuesday, March 25, 2014

PAST: TALK: "Beauty in the Shadows: Wrought Iron in Washington National Cathedral" An Evening with Nol Putnam WED, March 25 at 7:30pm, Free, RSVP

Beauty in the Shadows: Wrought Iron in Washington National Cathedral
An Evening with Nol Putnam
Wednesday, March 25
Free, RSVP here
Books will be available for purchase at the event.

Ironwork adorns Washington National Cathedral, as it does many great buildings. From massive gates and grilles to delicate chandeliers, crosses, and liturgical embellishments, ironwork graces, enhances, and speaks. The hands of a master ironworker transform this rigid material into fluid shapes: leaves, flowers, people, animals, and—here—biblical stories.

Nol Putnam’s work joins that of Samuel Yellin and many other artisans in the National Cathedral. Putnam’s new book, Beauty in the Shadows: Wrought Iron in Washington National Cathedral, catalogs this collection with insightful descriptions and beautiful photographs by Cathedral volunteers Chris Budny and Jim Pittman and contributions by researcher and docent Barry Bem.

Join Nol Putnam for the Cathedral launch of his book and an insider’s look at wrought iron. You’ll gain new insight into this ancient craft and art form.

Washington National Cathedral
3101 Wisconsin Ave, NW
Wisconsin & Mass Ave basically
Metro: Dupont Circle and bus along Mass Ave or take the metro to Tenleytown and take any of the 30 line buses, which run often, south along Wisconsin Ave. You can also wait for the 96 line to McLean Gardens (which doesn't run often) from the Woodley Park metro to the intersection of Woodley Rd and Connecticut.

My personal recommendation after commuting her for many years from across town, for those of you with smart phones, use uber or lyft app on your phone. New users get $10 off your first ride with promo code FREEINDC10 when you sign up at lyft.com and get $20 off your first Uber with the promo code FREEINDC14 when you sign up at uber.com/go/freeindc14 - select uberx for best price!

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